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User's Guide
Programmable DC Power Supply
200 Watt (40 Volts / 5 Amps)
Model 382280
Congratulations on your purchase of the Extech 382280 Programmable DC Power Supply. This
200 watt power supply offers an adjustable 5ADC / 40VDC output plus fixed outputs (5VDC and
3.3VDC). Programming features include custom over-voltage/current protection with delay timer,
199-test storage, and automated testing. Careful use of this power supply will provide years of
reliable service.
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Please read the statement thoroughly to prevent injury or loss of life, and to
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Earth Ground Terminal
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Front Panel Description
1. OPER/STBY: Operation/Standby button. Press to enable/disable the output. When the supply is in the
STANDBY mode the output is 0 volts.
RECALL: Press to call up stored output sets or to activate Automatic Test Sequencing.
STORE: Press to save the present V/A output set to memory. Use the numeric keys (not the arrows) to select a
storage location from 000 to 199 and then press ENTER.
SEC (Seconds): Press to enter time in seconds. Use the ENTER key to confirm entries.
V/A: Press to toggle between voltage (V) and current (A) on the display.
OCP (Over-Current Protection): Press to enable/disable OCP.
OVP (Over Voltage Protection): Press to program the OVP value (defaults to 40V).
Numeric keypad and period button.
ENTER: Press to confirm entries.
10. ▼ (DOWN Arrow): Press to decrease a programming value.
11. ▲ (UP Arrow): Press to increase a programming value.
(RIGHT Arrow): Press to move the cursor to a new location in a row.
POWER ON/OFF: Press to turn the supply on or off.
Rubber feet.
Dot matrix display.
GND: Ground terminal (connected to the chassis of the unit).
COM: Common terminal for the 5V and the 3.3V output.
3.3V/3A: Positive terminal for the 3.3V output. If more than 3A is drawn, the output will be lower than the 3.3V
5V/2A: Positive terminal for the 5V output. If more than 2A is drawn, the output will be lower than the 5V
Positive Terminal for the 40VDC / 5ADC output. This terminal is physically connected to terminal 22. Use
terminal 21 (not COM) as the negative terminal for best accuracy. Note that terminal 21, 23, and COM are
Negative terminal for 40VDC / 5ADC (terminal 20) output.
Positive Terminal for the 40VDC / 5ADC output. This terminal is physically connected to terminal 20. Use
terminal 23 (not COM) as the negative terminal for best accuracy.
Negative terminal for 40VDC / 5ADC (terminal 22) output.
CE (Cancel Entry): Press to cancel a programming entry.
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Preparation for use
1. Place the supply on a flat level surface.
2. Select the input voltage using the switch on the rear of
the supply (see diagram above).
3. Make sure the sides and the back of the unit are not
blocked. Leave at least 2” (5 cm) of space for good
Line Voltage
Selector Switch
Basic Test Setup Diagram
Setting and Outputting Voltage and Current
NOTE: The 3.3V and 5V fixed outputs are always active when power is turned on.
NOTE: The power supply enters the STBY (stand-by) mode when the power is turned on. The output
values, time delay, and OVP are the same as they were before the power was turned off.
1. Connect the power supply output to the circuit or device under test before pressing the
OPER/STBY button.
2. Check that the displayed voltage and current output settings are as desired.
3. To change the values of voltage or current use the V/A button to move the underline cursor to first
digit of the voltage or current display, enter the value directly from the numeric keypad and then
press ENTER or:
Move the underline cursor to voltage or current with the V/A button,
Use the RIGHT arrow button to select the digit to change,
Use the UP/DOWN arrow buttons to change the digit value
Press the ENTER button to select the value.
4. To clear any programming entries, press the CE button.
5. Press the STBY/OPER button to enable the power supply output.
Note: If the output goes to zero, the current or voltage limit may be set too low.
6. To change the output values during operation, use the RIGHT & UP/DOWN buttons.
7. The user can monitor the output voltage by connecting a DMM as shown above.
Warning: When the unit is placed in STBY mode, the output is 0V; however the
output terminals are still physically connected to the internal circuit.
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Over Voltage Protection (OVP)
Over Voltage Protection (OVP) allows the user to set a maximum permissible output voltage If the
voltage limit is exceeded, the unit will display “OVP” and revert to the STBY mode.
Note: The OVP is always active. To be able to set the output voltage to 40V, you must set the OVP
to 40V.
Setting the Over Voltage Protection (OVP) value
1. In the STBY mode, press the OVP key, “?_” appears in the display.
2. Enter a value from the keypad (range of 0.001 to 40V).
3. Press the ENTER key to store the value.
Viewing the Over Voltage Protection (OVP) value
The OVP value can be viewed when the supply is switched from the OPER mode to the STBY
mode. When switched, “OVP” will briefly appear in the upper display line and the value will briefly
appear in the middle of the lower line of the display.
Over Current Protection (OCP)
Over Current Protection (OCP) allows the user to set a maximum permissible current. If the current
limit is exceeded, the unit automatically reverts to the STBY mode.
Setting the Over Current Protection (OCP) value
1. In the STBY mode, press the V/A key to move the underline cursor to the A display.
2. Press the OCP key and enter the value from the keypad (0.05 to 5A)
3. Press the ENTER key to store the value.
Note: The threshold for OCP is 0.05A.
Enabling the Over Current Protection (OCP)
Press the OCP button to enable/disable the OCP function. “OCP” will appear in the display when
the function is enabled.
Over Current Protection (OCP) Time Delay
The OCP shutdown can be delayed up to 600 seconds using the SEC function.
1. Press the SEC key. “?” will appear in the display.
2. Enter the value from the keypad (0.01 to 600 seconds) and press the ENTER key.
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Automated Testing
Storing Test Setups
1. Set the Voltage and Current values as desired.
2. Press the SEC button and set the time in seconds (1 to 600 seconds). This time will be
associated with this step. You need to set the time for each step.
Note: The user should set SEC at a minimum of 1 second for the Auto-Step function.
If Auto-Step and OCP are enabled at the same time, the value of SEC will be used for the
Auto-Step function, while the time duration for OCP will be fixed at 0.01 seconds.
3. Press the STORE button to save the values. “STRxxx?” will appear in the display (where “xxx”
(000 to 199) will be the memory location).
4. Press ENTER to store the value in the displayed location or enter a new location number from the
keypad and press ENTER. If a three digit number is entered, pressing ENTER is not necessary.
Recalling Test Setups
1. Press the RECALL button to view the setup in a memory location. “RCLxxx” and the stored
values will appear in the display (where “xxx” (000 to 199) will be the memory location).
2. To view the setup in any other location, enter the setup number and press ENTER. If a three digit
number is entered, pressing ENTER is not necessary.
3. Press RECALL to exit the display.
Automatic Test Sequencing (ATS)
In ATS mode, the unit automatically cycles through a series of stored test setups. The first and last
steps are programmable and the sequence will include all steps between the first and last steps.
Each test setup memory location represents one step. The duration the step is programmable from 1
to 60 seconds and is programmed when the steps are stored.
Note: Initial setup and sequencing should be performed in the STBY mode to verify proper operation
without an active output.
Setup and Operation of Automatic Test Sequencing (ATS)
1. To set the LAST and FIRST step of the sequence:
Press the RECALL button.
Use the numeric keypad to enter the three digit test setup location number for the last step
(RCL018, for example) and press ENTER.
Use the numeric keypad to enter the three digit test setup location number for the first step
(RCL001, for example) and press ENTER.
2. The time duration for each step is stored with each step in the storing process.
3. To begin the test sequencing, press and hold the RECALL until the beeper sounds and the stairstep icon appears. The sequencing will automatically begin a single cycle through the
programmed steps.
4. Observe the output for proper operation.
5. Press the OPER/STBY key to activate the output
6. Press the OPER/STBY to return to the standby mode or press CE to exit the sequencing mode
Note: The ATS session will be terminated if any command is received via the RS-232c interface.
Note: For continuous cycling, hold the RECALL button while turning power on.
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RS-232 PC Communications Interface
RS-232 data format
Baud rate
Data bits
Stop bits
Flow control
RS-232 Connection
Connect the supplied communications cable to the rear of the power
supply and to the communications port of the PC.
Power Supply
Pin 2 ------------------------------ Pin 2 RX
Pin 3 ------------------------------ Pin 3 TX
Pin 4 ------------------------------ Pin 4 DTR
Pin 5 ------------------------------ Pin 5 GND
RS-232 Commands
The command format is as follows: Command Parameter <Carriage Return (cr)>
For example: V 20.5 (sets output to 20.5VDC)
An ASCII code for <Carriage Return> must be sent together with the command or commands.
Commands will not be processed until a <Carriage Return> is received. Note that the unit can
process up to 50 characters. If more than 50 characters are received, the unit will clear the entire
command buffer.
Summary of Commands
STBY <cr>
OPER <cr>
V xx.xxx <cr>
A x.xxx <cr>
SEC xxx.xx <cr>
OVP xx.xxx <cr>
OCP 0 <cr>
OCP 1 <cr>
STORE xxx <cr>
RECALL xxx <cr>
STEP <cr>
? <cr>
V? <cr>
A? <cr>
OCP? <cr>
OVP? <cr>
SEC? <cr>
STATUS? <cr>
(place the unit in standby mode)
(place the unit in operating mode)
(set the voltage output)
(set the current output)
(enter time in seconds)
(enter desired voltage value for over-voltage protection)
(disable the over-current protection)
(enable the over-current protection)
(store the present output values to memory location xxx)
(recall an output setup from memory location xxx)
(enable the ATS Auto Test Sequencing function)
(retrieve all data)
(retrieve the voltage value)
(retrieve the current value)
(retrieve the status of OCP)
(retrieve the voltage value for OVP)
(retrieve the time value in seconds)
(retrieve the STBY/OPER, OCP, OVP, & 5V/3.3V fixed output status)
Note: All commands are case insensitive.
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Example of an RS-232C Program
V 20.5 <cr>:
program 20.5V
A 1.25 <cr>:
program 1.25A
V 30 A 2 SEC 20 <cr>:
program 30V, 2A, for 20 seconds
OVP 35 <cr>:
set 35V for the over voltage protection
SEC 60 <cr>:
enter 60 seconds
OCP 0 <cr>:
disable OCP (Open circuit protection)
OCP 1 <cr>:
enable OCP
STORE 120 <cr>:
store current V/A values in memory location 120.
RECALL 100 <cr>:
recall V and A values stored in memory location 100.
RECALL 110 <cr>:
recall V and A values stored in memory location 110.
Step <cr>:
enable ATS function. Starting step is 100 (recalled first in the previous
statement) and the ending step is 110 (recalled after step 100).
? <cr> (Inquire all data)
V 40.000 40.000 CV
A 01.000 00.999 CV
OVP 40.000
5V OK 3.3V OK
V? <cr> (obtain the voltage value)
V 40.000 40.000 CV
A? <cr> (obtain the value of current)
A 01.000 00.999 CV
Note: The first set of data following the character V or A is the programmed value, while the second
set of data is the read back A/D value. The third set of data is the status (CV, CC) of the unit. If the
third set of data shows 0V, the unit is placed in the STBY mode. The unit sends out a <new line> and
<carriage return> after each line of data.
Using Windows
Terminal or HyperTerminal program for PC Communication
The Terminal or the HyperTerminal program is included in all Windows
Typically it is located using the following path:
operating systems.
START Menu > Programs > Accessories > Communications > Terminal or HyperTerminal
When in the Terminal or HyperTerminal program, go to PROPERTIES and configure as follows:
1. In the CONNECT TO field, select COM1 or COM2 (depending on which port is being used).
2. In the CONFIGURATION section, select the following data format: Baud rate 9600, no parity, 8
data bits, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
3. In the ASCII SETUP section, click on “echo typed characters” and “Send line ends with line
After Terminal or HyperTerminal is setup, type in the commands as described in the previous
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Programmed Voltage and Current (after 5-minute warm-up)
0 to 40V
0 to 5A
Voltage V (C.V.)
Current A (C.C.)
0.05% ± 9mV
0.2% ± 9mA
Voltage and Current Display (Read back)
Voltage V (C.C.)
Current A (C.V.)
0.1 to 40V
0.05 to 5A
Backlit Dot Matrix (2-line) Display
Programmable Voltage Output
0.000 to 40.000VDC
Programmable Current Output
0.000 to 5.000ADC
1mV; 1mA
Fixed Outputs
5V (2A) and 3.3V (3A)
200 locations
Adjustable Voltage: 0.05% ±9mV
0.1% ± 12mV
0.2% ± 12mA
Adjustable Current: 0.2% ±9mA
Fixed 5V: ±0.25V; Fixed 3.3V: ±0.16V
Response Time
< 150 ms
Temperature Coefficient
< 100ppm / C
Load Regulation
< 1mV / Amp
Line Regulation
No effect if line voltage is within 90V and 130V for 115V
power (200V to 240V for 220V power).
Ripple and Noise
(0 ~ 40V, 0 ~ 5A) < 3mVrms (C.V.) < 3mArms (C.C.)
Open Circuit (OCP) detection
Current > 0.05A
C.V. or C.C. detection
Current > 0.05A
Short Circuit Protect
When the 5V or 3.3V output is less than 1V (shorted), one of
the preceding alert symbols will be shown on the LCD
(5V/2A, 3.3V/3A) 10mVrms ~ 20mVrms
Power Source
110/220VAC 50/60Hz
310 x 250 x 135mm (12.2 x 9.9 x 5.3”)
3.8kg (8.4 lbs)
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